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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The USA's Founding Documents

the Sources of their Precepts and expressions of their Concepts     

The Republic by Plato (380 BC) [Project Gutenberg]
Areopagitica by John Milton (1644)
Code of 1650 by Roger Ludlow [Google Books]

Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes (1651) [Project Gutenberg]

Two Treatises of Government by John Locke (1689)
pdf eBook via (Bristol University.uk) (Asd-Blog)

A Letter Concerning Toleration by John Locke (1689)
read online via (Constitution.org)
Spirit of Laws by Charles De Montesquieu (1748)  
read online via [Constitution.org] 

Common Sense by Thomas Paine (1776)
Read It Online, Free (USHistoryt.org)

The Wealth Of Nations by Adam Smith (1776)  
Read It Online @ (BiblioMania.com)

The [American] Crisis by Thomas Paine (1776)
Read Online @ (WikiSource.org)

 Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776)
(Constiution.org) (Asd-Blog)

The Declaration of Independence (1776)
Read About @ (Wikipedia.org) 
First Draft by Jefferson and John Adams (Wikisource.org)
Final Draft edited by Ben Franklin(Wikisource.org) (Asd -Blog)

Bill No. 82 The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom 
Bill No. 84 A Bill for Punishing Disturbers of Religious Worship and Sabbath Breakers
by Thomas Jefferson (1777) (Asd-Blog)

The Articles Of Confederation (1777-1781) 
Read Online @ (WikiSource.org) (Asd -Blog)
Notes on the Constitutional Convention (1787)

The Federalist Papers (1787-1788)
Read Online @(Thomas.LibraryOfCongress.gov) (Asd-Blog

The United States Constitution (1791)
Read Online @ (US Constitution.net

Anti-Slavery Opinions Before the Year 1800 by William Frederick Poole and George Buchanan (1799) [Project Gutenberg]

An Oration Delivered Before The Town Of Newburyport By John Quincy Adams (July 4 1837) [Archive.org]

Democracy In America by Alexis De Tocqueville (1835)
[Project Gutenberg Volume 1 and Volume 2]
Walden by Henry David Thoreau  (1854) [Project Gutenberg]

On Liberty by John Stuart Mills (1859) [Project Gutenberg]

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